The Security Service of Ukraine on Thursday has notified that around 200 persons that were part of the illegally spreading information about the Defence Forces of Ukraine has notified of the suspicion.
According to the information shared by the SBU, these people have helped the Russian army in preparing, carrying out, and adjusting airstrikes on Ukrainian territory including the use of cruise missiles and kamikaze drones.
The suspicion was announced under Article 114-2 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (unauthorized dissemination of information about the deployment, movement of weapons, the Armed Forces of Ukraine or other military formations).
According to the investigation, in most cases, citizens purposefully gave the information about the locations and movements of units of the Armed Forces, the State Border Service, and the National Guard.
The details added that, the Russian forces was interested in the coordinates of temporary deployment points, movement routes and fortifications of the Ukrainian defenders. The Russian army troops have also tried to identify firing positions of Ukrainian artillery and air defense systems.
It is to be noted that, at the end of May of this year, SBU officers detained an informant of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Federation (better known as Gru) in Donetsk region. The stuntman tried to covertly record the movement of Ukrainian military convoys crossing the Siverskyi Donets River in the direction of Bakhmut.
In addition, employees of the Security Service quickly established the identities of six residents of the capital, who illegally disseminated information about the work of air defense forces during the massive Russian attack on Kyiv on the night of May 16.
The four persons involved have already been notified of the suspicion of committing a crime. Regarding two of them, the indictments have been sent to the court. Regarding others, the investigation is ongoing.